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September 9, 2016

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Our fall events series in in full swing, with dozens of authors coming to visit in the coming weeks for events in the store and off-site, in and around Cambridge.

Short and sweet, here are the upcoming events that require tickets, though many more events are free, with no registration required.

» Mara Wilson (Sep 15)
» Tracy Kidder (Sep 19)
» Ian McEwan (Sep 21)
» Emma Donoghue (Sep 23)
» Alan Cumming (Sep 25)
» Ann Patchett (Sep 29)
» Grace Bonney (Oct 6)

And one more . . . we're very pleased to announce our November 18th event with Zadie Smith. Tickets will go on sale next month.


This week we were thrilled to host Nathan Hill, author of the hugely anticipated debut novel The Nix. While Nathan was here he signed copies of his critically hailed new book for members of our Signed First Edition Club.  

Now is a great time to join the club or give a gift membership. Upcoming selections include Mercury by Margot Livesey, The Mothers by Brit Bennett, and Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Other recent selections include Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Terry Tempest Williams' The Hour of Land.

Learn all about the club and join here

Read the Pulitzer news3

The Pulitzer Prize celebrates its centennial this year. Check out our display of this year's winners, and notable past winners who will be speaking at the sold out Pulitzer program at Harvard this weekend.

And don't miss Pulitzer winner Lawrence Wright at the Brattle Theatre on Monday, September 12th, discussing his collection of journalism since 9/11, The Terror Years.

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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Lady Cop Makes Trouble:
A Kopp Sisters Novel
by Amy Stewart


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover

Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment -- also ripped from the headlines -- in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path.

Hidden Figures: 
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly


William Morrow, hardcover
Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country's future. 

Minds without Meanings: 
An Essay on the Content of Concepts
by Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn


MIT Press, paperback
In cognitive science, conceptual content is understood as the "meaning" of a mental representation, raising questions about what concepts are and how they connect to the world. In Minds without Meaning, Jerry Fodor and Zenon Pylyshyn review some of the proposals put forward to answer these questions.
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Kids & Young Adult
Tales of the Peculiar
by Ransom Riggs


Dutton Books for Young Readers, hardcover
Tales of the Peculiar is the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops -- first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.
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Printed on Paige
Each week we feature a book printed on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database

Hotel 9/11
by Joyce Ng


Print on Demand, paperback

Joyce Ng's Hotel 9/11: An Oral History from Survivors of Three World Trade Center is the only book that chronicles the stories of the people who escaped from the 24-story Marriott World Trade Center hotel on September 11, 2001.


Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
Thinking In Numbers: 
On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math
by Daniel Tammet
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.00)
Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history and literature, Daniel Tammet allows us to share his unique mathematical insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives.
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Classic Typefaces: 
American Type and Type Designers
by David Consuegra
$7.99, paperback (originally $19.95)
Graphic designers will enrich their understanding of American type design with this extensive reference. The history of type in America is chronicled through the typefaces and biographies of sixty-two influential designers.
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Typography and Graphic Design: 
From Antiquity to the Present
by Roxanne Jubert
$14.99, hardcover (originally $24.95)
This chronological study traces the evolution of graphic form, from Antiquity through the Middle Ages and up through the age of technology. Each period is explained in detail, from Classical craftsmanship to the changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution, and the modern day potential of the digital world. 
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Recentused Finds in the Used Department
Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
Arjuna and the Hunter
by Bharavi
Originally published by Harvard University Press in 2016
$15.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Arjuna and the Hunter is one of the great epics of the Sanskrit literary canon. With its elegant verse, dramatic speeches, and vivid descriptions, it is now available for the first time in English translation, accompanied by the Sanskrit original.
Art After Philosophy and After: 
Collected Writing, 1966-1990
by Joseph Kosuth
Originally published by MIT Press in 1991
$70.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Joseph Kosuth's writings, like his installations, assert that art begins where mere physicality ends. The articles, statements, and interviews collected here range over philosophy of language, anthropology, Marxism, and linguistics.
Paul Strand
edited by Kaspar Fleischmann
Originally published by Zur Stockeregg in 2000
$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition
From the Foreword: "[Paul Strand's] contribution to Fine Art Photography in this century is outstanding: he set criterias vital for the artform. . . . If this catalogue through its quality and careful editing can show Strand's immense talent and charisma it then serves its purpose."
Upcoming Events
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Dara Kay Cohen
Fri, Sep 9, 3PM
Kennedy School professor Dara Kay Cohen discusses Rape during Civil War.
At Harvard Book Store
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GrubStreet Launch Lab: Meaning and Mindfulness without Religion
Fri, Sep 9, 7PM
Katherine Ozment discusses Grace without God, and Rick Heller presents Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy.
At Harvard Book Store
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William Giraldi
Sat, Sep 10, 7PM
AGNI fiction editor and novelist William Giraldi presents The Hero's Body -- a memoir of bodybuilding, a son's mourning, and the powers of literature.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lawrence Wright
Mon, Sep 12, 6PM
Author of The Looming Tower Lawrence Wright presents his latest book, The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Miriam Horn
Mon, Sep 12, 7PM

Miriam Horn discusses her latest book, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.
At Harvard Book Store
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Josh Bernoff
Tue, Sep 13, 6:30PM
Technology analyst Josh Bernoff discusses Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean.
At WorkBar Cambridge
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Ross King
Tue, Sep 13, 7PM

Bestselling art historian Ross King discusses Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.
At Harvard Book Store
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John Freeman
Wed, Sep 14, 7PM
John Freeman, editor of Freeman's, discusses the literary biannual's latest volume -- Family: The Best New Writing on Family -- in conversation with acclaimed novelist Claire Messud.
At Harvard Book Store
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Mara Wilson
Thu, Sep 15, 6PM
Mara Wilson discusses her memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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David Rivard
Thu, Sep 15, 7PM
Award-winning poet David Rivard reads from his latest collection, Standoff: Poems.
At Harvard Book Store
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Fri, Sep 16, 3PM
Professor Micki McElya discusses her book The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lynne Cox
Fri, Sep 16, 7PM
Swimmer and writer Lynne Cox presents Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Sep 26, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Toni Morrison's Beloved.
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